Comment: I stopped reading here:

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I stopped reading here:

"Presumably rights emerge into nature merely in act of acquiring property. Prior to that their existence is hazy. Like the Big Bang, we don't know how they emerged, but if we start there with a "given" we can spin out a web of supposedly logical conclusions. "

If that is the basis of your criticism, then the rest of your massive rant is just hot air with no basis. Block et al have NEVER said "acquiring property" is what gives you rights.

Being human gives you rights. They just so happen to axiomatically extend from your ownership of your own body. It IS a given - you are the only one that owns your body, therefore..... see?

Frick.

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